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SGIA Expo 2009

(December 2009) posted on Tue Nov 24, 2009

Innovation on Display in New Orleans


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LEDCO focused on its digital laminators. They come in three sizes (42, 44, and 60 in.) and support laminating films up to 10 mil. Features include silicone rollers, adjustable supply-roll tension, variable speed, independent temperature controls, swing-away heaters, and more.

MACtac North America designed the REBEL series for screen and digital printing. The 4-mil vinyl film features 99.5% opacity and comes in a variety of finishes, including gloss and matte white and gloss clear. The company also promoted its MACmark 8300 line of marking films, now available in 52 stock color options for intermediate vinyls.

Magnum Magnetics displayed flexible magnetic sheeting in rolls and cut sheets. Materials ranged from 7-60 mil, magnetized or non-magnetic. The company also highlighted direct-printable magnetic sheeting options for off-set, flexo, Indigo, inkjet, Xerox iGen3, or screen printing.

MagX showed their flexible magnetic sheeting in thicknesses from 0.006-0.045in. and in widths from 24-40 in. XTRUmag material for general usage was displayed in white matte, white gloss and six different colors. SOLVmag, for solvent-based printing, also was displayed.



Matsui showcased its 301 Eco Series inks, including formulations for white fabrics and printing on white underbases, binder base, binder for light garments, high-opacity white base and ink, bade binder for stretch fabrics, undercoat binder to prevent dye migration on polyester, and metallic shimmer base.

Meech Static Eliminators, USA offered its Pulsed DC System, designed to immediately neutralize static charges generated from the printing process and prevent problems related to ink adhesion and substrate contamination. Meech also emphasized its Ionizing Sheet Separation System, engineered to increase press speeds and prevent double feeding.

Mimaki USA promoted its CJV30-160, a 63-in. print/cut solution for signage specialists, as well as the new UVJ-160, a hybrid UV inkjet printer that uses two UV LED lamps to cure inks. The five-color (CMYK+White) printer features Mimaki’s new Rigid Media Feeding Mechanism, designed to enhance printing precision on media such as aluminum-composite board and acrylic board.

Mutoh America Inc. displayed the ValueJet 1618, a dual-headed, eight-channel inkjet printer that supports print speeds up to 480 sq ft/hr. The printer is said to be easy to use and compact. Other units shown include the ValueJet 1608 64-in. hybrid printer for P-O-P business, the ValuJet 1304 54-in. eco-solvent printer with speeds up to 145 sq ft/hr, and more.


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